1991: That Legendary Cannes Premiere

It's one of the most memorable public appearances of her career - the European premiere of "In Bed With Madonna" at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

Madonna arrived at the Palais Des Festivals in Cannes on the evening of Monday May 13th 1991 dressed in a Jean-Paul Gaultier pink Kimono (the French fashion designer was at her side!).

The crowd went wild as the superstar climbed the steps outside, but then mass hysteria erupted as she removed the Kimono to reveal one of Gaultier's trademark corsets! Those Blond Ambition torpedos were back for one night only and the following day the world's newspapers would feature Madonna wearing them on all their front pages!

Here's a really excellent piece on the event from UK's SKY NEWS. Fiona Philips reports, with lots of premiere footage and even some of Sky TV's interview with Madonna, recorded at her hotel earlier in the day.

(Sky News, May 1991)